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Volume 58, Number 4, Winter  2020

The Year In Review - 2021 Montana Economic Report


An analysis and assessment of Montana?s economic performance.

by

Patrick M. Barkey, Brandon Bridge, Terry Johnson

Includes sections on: Statewide Economic Performance - Is Montana's Economic Hole Shallower Than the Rest? The Performance of the BBER Forecast - Economic Shocks Challenge Forecast Montana?s Regions and Cities - Seeing Beyond the Pandemic's Grip State Revenue Report - Montana's Employment Losses Slow Growth Major Economic Events of 2019 - A Year We Won't Forget

The Montana Economy In-Depth - 2021 Montana Economic Report



An analysis and assessment of Montana?s economic performance.

by

Patrick M. Barkey, Edward Glaeser, Robert Sonora

How COVID-19 Has Reshaped the Economy - What Changes Are Here to Stay? A Life-Or-Death Moment for Cities - New York and Other Metropolises Must Protect Themselves From pandemics or Our Future Will Be Far Less Urban The State of Manufacturing in Montana - Manufacturing Growth Stalls Due to COVID-19


Assessing Montana's Key Industries - 2021 Montana Economic Report



An analysis and assessment of Montana?s economic performance.

by

George Haynes, Kate Fuller, Steven Hayes, Todd A. Morgan, Paul E. Polzin, Robert Sonora, Christina Quick Henderson, Brandon Bridge

Farming and Ranching - A Year of Volatile Commodity Prices and Near-Record Stimulus Payments Forest Products - Montana Wood Products in the Time of COVID-19 Energy - The COVID-19 Recession Impacts Prices Manufacturing - Continued Growth Is Interrupted by the Pandemic Travel, Tourism and Recreation - Crowds Flock To Montana During COVID Summer Transportation and Logistics - 2020 Was a Year of Disruption Health Care - COVID-19 Alters Health Care Landscape Technology and Innovation - Remote Work, Zoom Towns and a Spotlight on Biotech Real Estate and Construction - The Seller's Market Continues


The U.S. Economic Outlook - 2021 Montana Economic Report



The U.S. and Global Economies

by

Patrick M. Barkey

Overcoming the Pandemic: With the welcome news of real progress on the deployment of an effective COVID-19 vaccine and the conclusion of a bitter political election comes a tentative new optimism for the economy in 2021. IHS Market, a global forecasting company, now projects a return to the U.S. economy's pre-pandemic growth path by the end of 2021, a significant revision from the more pessimistic assessments being made last summer.